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Be aware of this scam – victims lose thousands

The public are being warned after a number of people have been coerced into handing over £100,000 in cash in return for a winning lottery ticket. Victims have been approached in the street by one or two people who claim that they have won the lottery but are unable to claim the winnings as they...

Sir David Attenborough recalls fond memories of Leicestershire

Sir David Attenborough says growing up in Leicester provided him with a rich cultural upbringing. He also recalled fond memories of Bradgate Park, where his love for the natural world first developed. Sir David was in Leicester to open a new visitor centre in Bradgate Park and unveil a new portrait of himself at...

Police appeal after 90 year old man assaulted in Leicester City Centre

Police are carrying out enquiries after a 90-year-old man was assaulted in Market Street in Leicester City Centre. The victim was approached by a man who pushed him causing the victim to fall backwards hitting his head on a bench. The incident took place near Greggs Bakery in Market Place around midday on Wednesday...

Motorists warned of dangers of using mobiles phones while driving

A new initiative warns motorists of the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. It features Liese Bowers-Straw, who suffered serious physical and emotional injuries following an eight vehicle crash on the M1 in Leicestershire. On the evening of Tuesday 25 November 2014, a 38 year old woman was making calls on her mobile phone...

Leicester Central Mosque signs pledge to support armed forces

The Leicester Central Mosque has become the first in the UK to sign a pledge to support army servicemen and veterans. The armed forces covenant was signed by the Imam of the Central Mosque, Muhammad Shahid Raza, at a ceremony attended by local army officers. The covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses, charities and...

Have your say on services in Leicester following government spending cuts

Significant cuts in government funding mean Leicester City Council cannot continue to run services as they currently do. The Council is reorganising neighbourhood services across the city. This includes libraries, community and youth centres and adult learning centres and the council wants to hear your views on this. In June and July, the council spoke...

Eid celebrated across Leicester today

Muslims across Leicester have come together to celebrate Eid today, which marks the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Thousands of people gathered in Leicester's Victoria Park this morning to pray and celebrate Eid. The festival was supported by Leicester City Council, which flew flags from the Town Hall proclaiming 'Eid Mubarak' (Eid Blessings). Abu...

Plans to build a permanent Opera House in Leicestershire

Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross is planning to build the first permanent opera house in over a decade in Leicestershire. Mr Ross wants to transform the listed stables at his stately home into a 400-seat opera theatre. If approved, construction will start at the Nevill Holt Opera in late 2016. Mr Ross's goal is to replace the...

Thousands sign up to stop child abuse

More than 5,000 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have backed a campaign to stop children being sexually abused and exploited. Among those who have given their support are the parents of Measham teenager Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online over 13 days before being raped and murdered last year. The campaign is called CEASE,...

Leicester’s City Festival

The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, between Saturday 20 August to Monday 29 August, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more. Now in...

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